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Restaurante Cafe del Oriente

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Oficios # 112 | Esquina Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 7 8606686
10:00 - 23:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is slow, but that, given this location, is not necessarily a bad thing. Sit and enjoy the experience of being right on the plaza. The food was a bit bland, but well prepared and presented. The menu does give a reasonable amount of choices and I would recommend this based upon that fact, and upon location. I do not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our second night in Havana we decided to visit the restaurant cafe orient which was a pleasant surprise. It had immaculately crisp table linen and the glasses were spotless. It was not very busy however the service was impeccable, they were very attentive. The menu was varied however not be cheapest but it reflected the quality of the food.... More 

1 Thank EmilyR92
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location is great! Nice square in old town.. The atmosphere is great (beautiful old restaurant) and service was great.. But food was bad (and overpriced). We're still happy we went because of the setting...

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seated immediately but had to wait for quite a while to order. We were not told about the specials, nor told about the sharing charge is $3 cuc for a salad! Food was good but never saw our waiter once a larger party was sat next to us. Never asked how the meal was or asked about more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was beautifully upscale but we chose to sit outside and enjoy the scenery, passersby, etc. the food was better than average, and service was good. I would return.

1 Thank Joe B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I didn't come to this wonderful country for the food, but I expected more from a place which is regarded as one of the best in the capital. Sea food wasn't so fresh and average at the most. The bar is impressive .

1 Thank ramidov
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great location, wonderful decor and decent food. Great state run restaurant, probably one of the best. Pricey however

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Here you can choose the classy, air-conditioned white-tablecloth setup inside the restaurant, or the tables outside at the edge of the lively Plaza de Armas. I've had steak, pork, shrimps, and all varieties of cocktails here over several visits. This is the spot if you want steak in Havana.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Nice terrace on this charming place, far away from the car noises reminding what could have been the atmosphere of the city in the past time. The restaurant seems quite posh but the terrace is a perfect location for a quick snack before continuing the visit. We tasted the gaspacho, very nice surprise !

1 Thank Agathe C
Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My husband and I dined in this restaurant on the first night in Havana and thought the food was excellent. As we are from England we don't get to eat outside very often so although the the decor was lovely inside we chose to eat outside and enjoyed watching the world go by.

1 Thank Gill W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, European
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oficios # 112 | Esquina Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8606686

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?